Washington, D.C.

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Bub and Pop's ($$)
(907 ratings)

1815 M St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 457-1111
  • "The Hebrew Hammer"
    formerly the Jewish Hoagie; corned beef, brisket, roast turkey, Kosher salami, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, thousand island & cole slaw; looks good
  • Roast Pork Hoagie
    slow roasted porchetta, hazelnut gremolata, aged provolone & pork jus; looks good
  • Bolognese Parmesan
    chef's personal favorite; sandwich w/ meatballs, Italian sausage & tomato ragout, caramelized onion, arugula & aged provolone; looks good
  • Philly Special
    roast pork hoagie; slow roasted porchetta, aged provolone & pork jus w/ sauteed broccoli rabe & peppers
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper Chips
    hand-made potato chips served w/ French onion dip
4.5 out of 5
907 ratings
opened in 2013; Philly transplant ("a taste of Philly in Washington, D.C."); Other Recipes: French Onion Dip
Dabney ($$$$)
(737 ratings)

122 Blagden Aly NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015
  • Fried Sugar Toads
    buttermilk fried blowfish tail, doused in hot honey glaze & served w/ salad & buttermilk dressing; "it's a flavor explosion!" -Elena Besser
4.5 out of 5
737 ratings
est. 2015; locally sourced farm-to-table Mid-Atlantic cuisine, served inside a former row house
  • Lamb Shoulder
    spiced & cured, sous vide 12 hours then fire roasted, served w/ salad of onions, sumac, mint & parsley
4.5 out of 5
853 ratings
est. 2017; featuring curated meals to be enjoyed family-style; known for North African & Middle Eastern dishes & flavors
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Insalata Caprese Injection
    one bite: one cherry tomato pierced by pipette that has blended mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil
4.5 out of 5
349 ratings
6-seat bar that offers tasting menu; one of Jose Andres' restaurant
ShoukSee Shouk Video ($$)
(697 ratings)

655 K St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 652-1464
  • Shouk Burger
    veggie burger, roasted tomato, pickled turnip, arugula, charred onion, tahina served in a pita (gluten-free as bowl)
4.5 out of 5
697 ratings
serving street food Israeli-inspired pitas, bowls & salads
Bul ($$)
(370 ratings)

2431 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 733-3921
  • Sweet & Spicy K.F.C. (Korean Fried Chicken)
    straight outa Seoul, extra crunchy fried chicken; smothered in spicy gochujang sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
serving Korean comfort food since 2014; "bul" means "fire" in Korean
Carving Room ($$)
(438 ratings)

300 Massachusetts Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2116
  • "Cigars"
    spring roll wrapper stuffed & fried; choice of Moroccan spiced ground beef, corned beef hash or chorizo (or combo); served w/ dipping sauce
  • Pastrami Poblano
    oven roasted poblano pepper, crispy pastrami, provolone, a fried egg, chipotle mayo & cilantro served on Ciabatta roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
438 ratings
est. 2012; neighborhood kitchen specializing in house cured & hand carved meats, homemade sides & pickled vegetables
ChurchKey ($$)
(1414 ratings)

1337 14th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
  • Gigante Beans
  • Monte Cristo
    w/ pig's head terrine & topped w/ syrup
  • Summer Vegetable Ragu
4.0 out of 5
1414 ratings
gastropub that specializes in beer...up to 50 drafts + 700 on the bottle
DC Brau Brewing Company ($)
(143 ratings)

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 621-8890
  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
143 ratings
since 1956; specialize in beer w/ brewery in-house
DCity Smokehouse ($$)
(467 ratings)

203 Florida Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-1919
As Seen On:
Iconic Eats
  • Half Smoke
    half pork, half beef wieners from Mangers (in Baltimore) topped w/ shredded cheese, BBQ brisket chili, yellow mustard & chopped onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
467 ratings
traditional BBQ taste in an unconventional setting; moved from original airing location (8 Florida Ave NW)
Del Campo [CLOSED] ($$$)
(536 ratings)

777 I St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-7377
  • Wagyu Brisket Sandwich
    brisket smoked in applewood, sliced, grilled w/ Manchego cheese & smoked again; w/ garlic aioli, smoked Hollandaise sauce, slaw, smoked tomato jam; looks good
4.0 out of 5
536 ratings
[CLOSED]; airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu
Filomena Ristorante ($$$)
(2791 ratings)

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-8800
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Pasta Paradise
  • Gnocchi Della Mamma
    potatoe based dumpling in Bolognese Meat Sauce; looks good
  • Neopolitan Ragu Con Cavatelli
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
2791 ratings
homemade pasta; "Pasta Mama" makes pasta right at street window; aftermeal drink is on-the-house
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video ($$)
(14238 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
14238 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
Granville Moore'sSee Granville Moore's Video ($$)
(979 ratings)

1238 H St NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 399-2546
  • Moules Frites (Bleu)
    hook's blue cheese, pork belly, shallots, spinach, white wine, lemon; fries are crispy, twice fried, hand-cut potatoes & come w/ choice of dipping sauces (truffle mayo served for Throwdown)
4.0 out of 5
979 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]
Lucky BunsSee Lucky Buns Video ($$)
(422 ratings)

2000 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 506-1713
  • Alfie's Bun
    Australian-influenced burger w/ double Creekstone patties, Gouda, runny egg, pineapple, pickled beetroot, arugula, Lucky sauce, grilled red onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
422 ratings
since 2016; inspired by burger creations of SE Asia, Australia, the UK & beyond
Martin's Tavern ($$)
(693 ratings)

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-7370
  • Shepherd's Pie
    freshly ground lamb, peas, carrots, onions, garlic & rosemary, infused w/ Guinness, garlic mashed potatoes, finished w/ cheddar cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
693 ratings
serving steaks, seafood, & comfort-inspired fare since 1933 in a tavern w/ a storied history of political regulars; where JFK proposed to Jackie; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made guest appearance
Michel Richard Citronelle [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(246 ratings)

3000 M St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-2150
  • Lobster "Begula" Pasta
    tin can lined w/ lobster meat, a poached egg, Hollandaise sauce and topped w/ black-dyed couscous pasta (making it look like Beluga caviar...and hence the different spelling in the name)
4.0 out of 5
246 ratings
[CLOSED]; James Beard Award winner 2007 (Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Wine Service); meal at the grill-side table inside the kitchen is available
Rasika West End ($$$)
(1425 ratings)

1190 New Hampshire Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-2500
  • Tikka French Toast
    tomato curry chicken tikka masala marinated overnight, sandwiched in bread & dipped in cilantro-infused batter, then griddled; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1425 ratings
opened in 2005; modern Indian food, showcasing regional curry & traditional preparation styles plus inventive creations
Ted's Bulletin ($$)
(2163 ratings)

505 8th St SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8337
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Kids' Menu"
  • Grilled Cheese Super Deluxe
    stuffed w/ braised short rib & three cheese mac ā€˜nā€™ cheese; served w/ roma tomato soup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2163 ratings
est. 2010; modern American diner w/ 6 locations & breakfast all day; multiple locations
Toki Underground ($$)
(2286 ratings)

1234 H St NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-3086
  • Toki Classic Ramen
    ramen soup w/ 8-10 optional add-ons; Guy's had pulled pork, crispy chicken oysters, pork cheeks, bok choy, scallions, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, slow-poached egg, chili oil & black garlic oil; "truly a masterpiece of food" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegetable Dumplings
    Guy had them pan-fried; "might be the best vegetarian dumpling that I've ever had...they ask 'what's your last meal'...I'm gonna put this vegetarian dumpling in that list" -Guy Fieri; dumpling options include pork, chicken or seafood; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2286 ratings
since 2011; Taiwan-inspired cuisine specializing in ramen & dumplings; no signage...located (hidden) upstairs from The Pug; Other Recipes: Chicken Karage
Tortilla CafeSee Tortilla Cafe Video ($)
(563 ratings)

210 7th St SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-5700
  • Chicken Tamale
    "this is--w/o question--one of the tastiest tamales"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork and Cheese Pupusa
    #1 menu item; chopped seasoned pork w/ ricotta cheese; "you gotta come try this--I'm not kidding you..out of bounds!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
563 ratings
in Eastern Market; authentic Salvadoran food; Other Recipes: Pico de Gallo
Art and SoulSee Art and Soul Video ($$$)
(908 ratings)

415 New Jersey Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-7777
  • Fried Chicken for Two
    double-dredged fried free range chicken served w/ spicy collards, buttermilk mash & gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
908 ratings
Ben's Chili BowlSee Ben's Chili Bowl Video ($)
(3854 ratings)

1213 U St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0058
  • Chili Half Smoke
    sausage; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3854 ratings
#28 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1958; D.C. landmark; Bill Cosby, President Obama ate here
Comet Ping PongSee Comet Ping Pong Video ($$)
(841 ratings)

5037 Connecticut Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
  • "Stanley" (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Italian fennel sausage, sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers
  • "The Philly" (Calzone)
    calzone w/ house roasted pork, garlic, red pepper, grilled broccoli rabe & provolone
  • "Yalie" (Pizza)
    top seller; pizza w/ fresh clams, garlic, melted onions, thyme, parmesan, lemon
  • "The Barbequack" Pizza
    duck, duck fat, garlic, melted onions & cheddar; topped w/ pickled onion; duck leg cooked in sweet vinegar sauce overnight
  • "The Softie" Pizza
    soft-shell crab, caramelized leek & onion, roasted garlic, thyme, lemon, parmesan & parsley
3.5 out of 5
841 ratings
opened in 2006; pizza joint; ping pong tables in restaurant (to play); tables are painted like ping pong tables; Other Recipes: Ricotta
Fojol Bros of Merlindia [CLOSED] ($)
(185 ratings)

Dupont Cir Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(443) 595-7644
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Masala
    looks good
  • Lassi pop
    mango popcicle
3.5 out of 5
185 ratings
[CLOSED]; food truck; long lines; servers/cooks dressed in wacky costumes and wear mustaches
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